Good afternoon parents,
Justin and I enjoyed our first practice with our team! The girls have a lot of energy, so hopefully we can use that energy and continue that communication into our games. We shared with the girls that communication on the court is going to be a big goal this year. We have some transitions coming this year with teams able to play zone defense and full court press, so communicating and reading the defense as a team, as well as communicating on defense about the other team's motions will be invaluable to our success.
If you haven't noticed already, the tournament schedule is on the main homepage, near the bottom. Just look at the line for 6C and you will see which tournaments are selected for us each month. The admin does not add them to our team calendar, so please take note. I will try and add them in as a general event on our team calendar shortly.
I also want to share that Lacy Atkinson has volunteered to be a manager for the team, which we appreciate. She is going to help get volunteers for games (we need two parents to help each game), recording games as needed, coordinating team events, among other things. Thanks Lacy!
Also, please take note that next Sunday, the 24th, we are scheduled for a 10:30 a.m. practice. I know many people will be traveling. Please email me directly and let me know whether your daughter will be able to attend. I will not be back in town, but Justin said he can hold practice if enough people are interested.
Our first tounament is November 13th and 14th in Prior Lake. That gives us exactly a month to get in shape and tournament ready. I asked the girls last night to spend 20 minutes each day we don't have practice doing one of three things:
1) conditioning, 2) ball handling, or 3) shooting. Bonus if you do all 3!
I am going to send a second email inviting everyone to groupme, so more communication coming shortly.